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Let people, not party, pick council replacement

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Schenectady’s City Council has a long history of appointing replacements for members who resign in mid-term, so why should Ed Kosiur, endorsed over the weekend by the city’s Democratic Committee to take Denise Brucker’s seat, be any different? There are several reasons, actually, and one is that it happens this way all too often in Schenectady. For example, among current council members, Marion Porterfield, Peggy King and Carl Erikson were all initially appointed. So was ...


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